You don’t make it on the Fortune 500 without doing a lot right. But how do the most successful companies outpace their competitors and stay on top? They operate faster, more efficiently and more productively. They cut unnecessary costs while surpassing the previous quarter’s results. The smartest ones tackle the lowest hanging fruit first.

“…bad meetings seem to fly under the radar of executive leadership teams even though they drive up costs and kill productivity across organizations.”

Enter meetings. The business function everyone loves to hate but no one is willing to fix. In large companies, meetings account for 25%-35% of all employee time, and much of that time is wasted or ineffective. Yet bad meetings seem to fly under the radar of executive leadership teams even though they drive up costs and kill productivity across organizations. Until now.

The number of Instant Agenda users in Fortune 500 customers continues to grow, signaling that these groups are (finally) tackling this problem head-on. Surprised?

We like to think that everyone knows how to run (and attend) meetings. But running meetings is a skill very few are taught. To meet and collaborate well require disciplined execution. Although what you need to do to solve this problem is fairly well established (there are blogs, articles, courses and books), most people just aren’t doing it. Reasons why not range from “that’s not my job” to lack of skill and/or time to devote to good meeting execution. But there is a solution.

Instant Agenda is purpose-built to solve these problems. It’s able to automate what a skilled meeting facilitator does in an effective meeting. It supports leaders and teams trying to run better meetings by giving them all the tools they need to make meetings productive, efficient and engaging.

No need to waste thousands of dollars in training no one will put to use or hire an expensive consultant. Just straightforward, easy-to-use software that gets your whole organization meeting and executing in a better way.

Follow these tips to overhaul your meetings:

  • Prioritize agenda topics by business value, discussing what will move the needle the fastest first.
  • Work off of a dynamic agenda that accommodates and encourages rapid change.
  • Drive focused and relevant discussion vs. meeting to just “chat” or “sync”.
  • End on time (or sooner) and leave the room knowing exactly what to work on next.
  • Distribute meeting outcomes immediately to participants and stakeholders.